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puff

pull it off

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pull out (of): withdraw

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pull out (of): leave

pull someone in

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pull someone up

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pull something apart or to pieces: dismantle

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pull something in: attract

pull something off: remove

pull something out

pull through

pull up

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pull yourself together

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Synonyms for pull

to exert force so as to move (something) toward the source of the force

to remove from a fixed position

to direct or impel to oneself by some quality or action

pull back: to move back in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat

pull down: to pull down or break up so that reconstruction is impossible

pull down: to receive, as wages, for one's labor

pull in: to come to a particular place

pull off: to begin and carry through to completion

pull off: to be responsible for or guilty of (an error or crime)

pull on: to put (an article of clothing) on one's person

pull on: to take into the mouth and swallow (a liquid)

pull out: to move back in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat

pull through: to exist in spite of adversity

the act of drawing or pulling a load

an inhalation, as of a cigar, pipe, or cigarette

an act of drinking or the amount swallowed

the power to produce an effect by indirect means

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the force used in pulling

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special advantage or influence

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a device used for pulling something

a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)

a sustained effort

direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes

move into a certain direction

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apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion

perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover

steer into a certain direction

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strain abnormally

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cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense

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operate when rowing a boat

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rein in to keep from winning a race

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tear or be torn violently

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hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing

strip of feathers

take sides with

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References in periodicals archive ?
Jones was dropped to the bench for Wales' victory over Scotland with James Hook pulling the strings at fly-half.
The Tigers, with scrum-half Brent Sherwin pulling the strings, scored five tries at Wigan and look likely to add to that tally.
And unless Democrats can demonstrate that the Bush campaign is truly pulling the strings of the anti-Kerry Swift Boat Veterans for Truth - which would be a violation of federal law - they should drop the unseemly allegations that it is.
Gibson was pulling the strings in midfield and it was no surprise when following yet another super save from keeper Smith, he netted a beauty.
People see the agent as lurking in the shadows pulling the strings of his client like a puppet.
With Gordon Ross pulling the strings at fly-half, the Tykes controlled field position and waited for the errors to come, while Irish showed a real lack of ambition in attack.
Pulling the strings is Dale's soulless lawyer Frank (Robert Taylor) who is also getting it on with Dale's wife (a blond and quite tarty Rachel Griffiths).
The the goal stung the Dutch into immediate action, with Nigerian newcomer Sunday Oliseh impressively pulling the strings in midfield.
The Blackburn playmaker arrived at Brisbane Road this week - and the 18-year-old loan star was quickly pulling the strings on a heavy pitch that tormented both sides.
Ricky Stuart's outfit are looking every inch the champion side we know they are, with Brad Fittler still pulling the strings in midfield.
Oh, sure, there's an utterly despicable government officer who's pulling the strings that are helping to split Preston (David Rose) and Madeleine asunder, but the real villain of this piece is a society so fueled by hate and distrust that it can permit and authorize wholesale ethnic cleansing.
He declared: "It is quite obvious that Peter Mandelson is the real unelected Prime Minister, pulling the strings from Number 10.
With Jaco van der Westhuyzen pulling the strings well at fly-half, the Tigers are sure to look for tries against a Saracens outfit whose defence seems to give up the fight as soon as they are on the back foot.
Her solution was a blend of costumes and puppetry that left visible the human being pulling the strings or wearing the mask.
The home side opened the game strongly with McCabe and McManus pulling the strings in midfield.
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